Increase psychological flexibility and empower people to live value-filled lives


Refining human insight with AI technology


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Powering products and solutions with psychological expertise and range of technologies

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Technology is influencing who we are.
Social network, smartphones, augmentation technology just to name but a few – are changing our lives, our perceptions of humanity, and ultimately, our meaning and purpose in life.

While technology is offering us new tools to cope with these changes, psychology has been accumulating knowledge about human beings for 150 years. However, because the much data in psychology was unstructured, such as facial expressions and words, it was difficult to bring findings outside of the laboratory. With the advent of emotion recognition AI and smartphones, previously unweildy data is now available directly, and for the first time in history, we have the chance to incorporate psychological wisdom into society in the form of new services and products.

We are refining human insight through the use of such technologies and developing solutions that help people to live their lives in accordance with their values.


Alexander Krieg

Born and raised in Michigan, USA.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Hawaii.
Professor of Psychology and Communication at Kobe Gakuin University.
Fulbright Scholarship and Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship recipient.
Author of 15 peer-reviewed, international research articles.
Developer of Emoreader.
Licensed Clinical Psycholgist.

Counselor profile

Shuhei Ogawa

Graduated from Indiana University (USA) in 2008 with a degree in Economics and Political Science.
After graduating, he joined Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities in the Investment Banking Division (M&A Advisory), where he worked in M&A for the next 7 years.He founded Emosta with Xander in 2017 after launching a venture company.

Mainly leads sales and project management.

Sakamoto Kotaro

Researcher at Laboratory of Mathematical Informatics, Systems and Information Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Physics/Computational Science Research Center, University of Tsukuba. Expected to obtain Ph.D in March 2021.

His research focuses on the dynamics of the emergence of the whole system from the individual components, using the latest mathematical engineering/data science methods such as deep learning and statistical mechanics that looks at the interaction of things at the micro and macro scales. He aims to contribute to the understanding of human beings and HR technology by constructing and deepening data-driven approach to psychology.